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Appearing in "The Shadow Kingdom"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Serpent-Men (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
    • "Tu" (First and only known appearance; dies)
    • Unnamed Valusian king (First and only known appearance; dies) (Only in flashback)
    • "Brule" (First and only known appearance; dies)
    • "Councilors" (First and only known appearance; dies)
    • "Kull" (First and only known appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

Races and Species:


  • Seven Empires
    • Valusia
      • Pavilion of Ka-Nu (First appearance)
      • City of Wonders
        • Hall of Society
        • Topaz Throne
        • Council chamber (Illusion or holographic simulation)
    • Forbidden Swamp (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
      • Temple of the Serpent (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Pict Isles (Mentioned)
  • Atlantis (Mentioned)
  • Isles of the Sunset (Mentioned)


  • The Gem from the Temple of the Serpent (First appearance)
  • Ka Nama Kaa Lajerama (First appearance) (Words)

Events and Eras:

Synopsis for "The Shadow Kingdom"

When Kull rose to the throne of Valusia, ambassador Ka-Nu of the Picts informed him of the existence of the Serpent-Men. Brule was tasked with exposing the Serpent-Men living in the City of Wonders. The search was concentrated in court, where Serpent-Men posed as Tu, other councilors, and Red Slayers. One Serpent-Man was found in the guise of Kull himself. The real Kull slaughtered the exposed Serpent-Men. The center of their power in the royal castle was found to be a chamber where king Eallal was slain 1000 years before the reign of Kull. The chamber was still haunted by his ghost. Kull managed to seal the chamber. With his eyes open to the threat, Kull swore to continue hunting them across land and sea. Never resting until all the Serpent-Men are dead.

Solicit Synopsis

King Kull - with Brule the Spear-Slayer at his side - against the deadly Serpent-men who invade his very castle! You must read - "The Shadow Kingdom!"


considered by Lin Carter to be .

  • Letters page titled The Thurian Chronicles.

See Also

Links and References


  1. Carter, L. (1975) Lovecraft: a look behind the Cthulhu Mythos, Panther Books Ltd.
  2. Savage Sword of Conan #2: Chronicles of the Sword: An Informal History of Sword-And-Sorcery, by Lin Carter
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